Definition of sea nettle in English:

sea nettle


  • A jellyfish with stinging tentacles.

    Chrysaora and other genera, class Scyphozoa

    • ‘‘We want to estimate in real time where sea nettles are, and when,’ said Christopher Brown, the co-author who initiated the project.’
    • ‘They fight the weather, the sea nettles, and those pesky jellyfish that work their way into the crabpots and can sting - hard.’
    • ‘True to its common name, the East Coast sea nettle, Chrysaora quinquecirrha, lives along the United States' eastern shore and plagues swimmers with painful welts.’
    • ‘Regions of the Chesapeake Bay can be notorious hotbeds for the sea nettle, Chrysaora quinuecirrha - a jellyfish with a veil of transparent stinging tentacles.’
    • ‘Seen at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, delicate sea nettle jellyfish are creatures of grace and beauty - a fragile part of a complex ecosystem.’